Sunday, December 29, 2013

After Weight Loss Surgery: Dealing with Excess Skin and Toning Up

After weight loss surgery in Mexico cosmetic center, or any other established plastic surgery center, usually include tummy tucks and arm, breast, thigh, and face lifts. There are instances, too, when surgeons recommend additional body-contouring solutions, such as liposculpture, to further tone and define one’s figure. Of course, since you already invested a lot of time and effort in losing weight, you have to make sure that you keep the pounds off, and avoid the unhealthy lifestyle you once had. Don’t skip meals, but eat a variety of nutritious, low-calorie foods instead. Furthermore, never forget the importance of exercising regularly and keeping yourself physically active.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Visiting a Tijuana Plastic Surgery Professional to Improve Your Life

The desire to sculpt a well-chiseled body or face through plastic or cosmetic surgery is not coveted by women alone. Increasingly, male patients are exploring surgery options that could benefit them as well. A reputable Tijuana plastic surgery program from established medical offices like CosMed Plastic Surgery Center can offer male patients as reliable a service as any, such as face rejuvenation, cosmetic surgery for weight loss, and body chiseling for tighter and more angular chest and stomach. Other common conditions why men undergo noninvasive cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery in Tijuana include gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissues in men) and hair transplant. Whatever the profound need for treatment or reconstruction, change is inevitable. With success, patients can reasonably expect that, beyond their physical well-being, their psychological health should experience better days ahead, as well.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Safe Liposuction in Mexico: Helping You Achieve The Body You Desire

Though liposuction is not a solution for weight issues, particularly obesity, the procedure can help enhance the aesthetic aspect of the human body by eliminating fat cells. It's also a faster way for a patient to lose unwanted body mass compared to exercising, which may take awhile to get the needed results. Patients with gynecomastia may suffer from embarrassment and discomfort all their lives but this condition can be treated through liposuction or a combination of liposuction and excisional surgery. A clinic for liposuction in Mexico such as CosMed Plastic Surgery Center can be consulted for such procedure.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico? Vet your Doctor and Clinic First

Every medical procedure inherently runs the risk of complications; even routine ones cannot be discounted. A reliable cosmetic surgeon should explain these risks, and help you weigh the pros and cons. Stay away from those who would claim their techniques are flawless. Whether you’re having a breast surgery procedure or tummy tuck in Mexico, always tread carefully before giving yourself the green light. When you are satisfied that your doctor's treatment and office meet high industry standards, you can feel more reassured to get the results you want as you, irrevocably, let yourself go under the knife.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Potential Side Effects of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a reasonable and quick alternative to the more traditional and time-consuming fitness programs for people who want to lose weight. However, these surgeries may give rise to certain complications, some of which can only be fixed by a so-called after weight loss surgical procedure, or cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess weight or skin.

These two are quite common among people who opted for a quick weight loss program or treatment because their skin was stretched throughout their obesity. The speedy nature of the weight loss procedure they had, especially if it is a bariatric surgery, didn’t allow the skin to revert back to normal. Depending on where the excess skin is located, a person may have to undergo a hip, thigh, arm, lower or upper body lift; any of which can be time-consuming by themselves.

Other side-effects, like gallstones and pulmonary embolism, are beyond the powers of an after weight loss procedure though. Some people may have trouble absorbing vitamins and minerals due to the changes in their metabolism. There are some cases of people developing pneumonia after a bariatric surgery, due to the added stress placed on their chest cavity. Those who encounter these things yet still want to remove excess fat or skin would need to speak with a physician before getting a body lift.

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Brief History of Plastic Surgery

Beautification has long been a big deal for people. These days, it can (at least partly) be accomplished by undergoing plastic surgery. The procedure may be considered one of the oldest arts of healing in the world. In fact, evidence has revealed that medical treatments used for facial injuries date back to more than 4,000 years ago.

However, it wasn't after hundreds of years– into the 19th and 20th century, that plastic surgery was established in the US and Europe. Dr. John Peter Mettauer, the first American plastic surgeon, performed the first ever cleft palate operation in 1827 with instruments that he designed.

During the late 1800s to early 1900s, one of the reasons that plastic surgery developed was because of the wars that left most people with severe injuries such as broken jaws and severely-damaged noses and lips. Most of the best plastic surgeons during this time were in Europe. However, American surgeons like Varaztad Kazanjian of Boston and Vilray Blair of St. Louis were also famous for serving their countrymen through this field.

During this period, plastic surgery developed because physicians realized, quoting the words of John Orlando Roe, 19th century American plastic surgeon, “How much valuable talent (had) been...buried from human eyes, lost to the world and society by reason of embarrassment...caused by the conscious, or in some cases, unconscious influence of some physical infirmity or deformity or unsightly blemish."

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Can Tummy Tucks Do More Than Make You Look Good?

Vanity can sometimes influence you to make big decisions about your body. One is to undergo abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, after a major weight loss episode or pregnancy. Without knowing much about this procedure, you may think that it's all about keeping your torso attractive since it involves the removal of fat and excess skin from the abdomen area.

While this is true, a tummy tuck also has health benefits you may not be aware of and weight maintenance is one of them. A study concludes that patients who have gone through the procedure tend to keep their weight off right after the surgery. This allows them to shed off more pounds and reach their weight goals. It is also believed that the removal of abdominal fat cells reduces the level of hormones responsible for appetite. This is proven by the fact that most patients who’ve undergone the procedure tend to feel less hungry and feel full right after a meal.

Moreover, abdominoplasty when combined with other surgical procedures like hysterectomies and kidney transplant is a good strategy when done safely. Removing abdomen fat and extra skin lessens the risk of infection and improves the healing process after a surgery.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico in Patients Beyond Borders List

At CosMed Plastic Surgery Center, we work hard to establish a solid reputation when it comes to cosmetic surgery in Mexico. As such, we are pleased to announce that our efforts have led to our inclusion in the Patients Beyond Borders list of commendable medical practices. The world's most trusted source of consumer information on medical and health travel, Patients Beyond Borders compiles a list of medical institutions, health providers, and notable doctors then publishes it in editions and digital publications. They provide this with more information about the listed organizations, including contact details and accreditation. They do this to connect the institutions to patients from around the world who are looking for safe, reliable, and affordable health care. Our inclusion in their list means they recognize the quality of our services and facilities, as well as the competence of our physicians.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cosmetic Surgery Facts: On Mommy Makeovers

Pregnancy and childbirth take quite a toll on women, not only emotionally and mentally, but physically too. This is where the mommy makeover comes in to save the day. Essentially, it is a series of cosmetic surgeries and laser treatments designed to restore a woman’s physique and overall looks after bearing children.

Are You a Candidate?

The main rule that dictates who can get a mommy makeover is that the candidate should be completely done with having children. Moreover, you should also have been done breastfeeding your last child before getting this treatment and have already lost much of the pregnancy weight that you’ve incurred. As a rule, you should also wait a minimum of six months after you’ve given birth to your last baby.


At the outset, the main benefit of getting this treatment is cost; since this already involves a package of various surgeries, you can save up on what you would normally pay for each separate procedure. Moreover, certain surgeries like breast augmentation and tummy tuck, when combined, can significantly cut down on your recovery time.

How to Get One

You should always tell your trusted plastic surgeon first before undergoing this surgery; after all, almost every medical procedure has an accompanying risk or two. Moreover, you might also want to check with your general physician or your OB-GYN to find out if you’re in for any complications should you choose to go through with it.